12 months in review: Chronosphere’s top highlights

Eric D Schabell
on September 21st 2022

It’s that time of year again where we look back at the last 12 months of progress, development, and adventures with Chronosphere. Let’s take a look back together, bringing you up to speed on some of the highlights we’ve brought to the cloud native observability market.

Growth

In June of this year we celebrated our three year anniversary in our first gathering of the entire company in Puerto Rico. This culminated in the celebrations of the latest successes. We enjoyed our time on the beaches of San Juan tremendously. Our hearts go out to the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Fiona.

One of those successes has been the growth of our employees, expanding with new hires across the globe and increasing the team by a factor of three (3x). Three hub offices in New York, Seattle, and EU (Vilnius, Lithuania) provide an on-site presence, though we are a remote first company with a distributed workforce. Despite being distributed, the company has come together this year both to celebrate and to meet face to face. We continue a high-growth trajectory and are making it a priority to hire responsibly and sustainably into the future.

A big part of the growth at Chronosphere is the continued expansion of our leadership team, meant to fuel both long term customer and financial growth. To that end, the leadership team welcomed two new members with vast industry experience. Scott Mersy joined as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Bryan Dell as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). 

Scott joins the company with over two decades of marketing leadership experience, holding leadership positions at prominent SaaS companies including ServiceNow and Webex, and most recently serving as CMO at BigID. Scott will be responsible for leading Chronosphere’s marketing strategy and plans to focus on initiatives including customer-focused storytelling and global expansion.

Bryan was the Chief Revenue Officer of BigPanda, and held a number of sales leadership roles at hyper-growth companies including Medallia, AppDynamics, and Lacework. Bryan’s initial focus will be on continuing to expand our customer base, ensuring a world-class customer experience from pre- to post-sales engagement, and recruiting top talent to expand the team.

Customers

While the customer base has been growing significantly over the past year, Chronosphere was very happy to add major new logos like Snap  and Robinhood. It continues to confirm the belief that as the only SaaS monitoring and observability solution that gives customers complete control over their data resolution and retention, allowing them to scale their monitoring while controlling costs, Chronosphere is setting a strong foundation for the company to continue to fill a growing need in the market. Both Snap and Robinhood have chosen to take this opportunity to join the growing group of customers ready to take charge of their cloud native observability.

Industry recognition

Over the past year there has been quite a bit of industry attention to our activities, showing that the need for delivering on cloud native observability promises has never been greater. 

Back in May, Digital Enterprise Journal (DEJ) released its research report on DEJ Top 10 Vendors for Enabling Leading Organizations in Observability with Chronosphere shown as a leader in addressing all key challenges and vendor capabilities. 

In a second DEJ report they surveyed over 3300 organizations for their Top 20 Vendors for Enabling Best Performing Organizations in Managing IT Operations report. Chronosphere was reported as a leader, top of the scales used in this report, in all eight key user requirements categories.

Over at Gartner in 2022 Chronosphere was mentioned as a representative vendor for Observability in several Hype Cycles reports:

We strive constantly to be a partner helping you level up your cloud native observibility activities.

Product news

Since our last look at the Chronosphere product, there has been a lot of work delivered to expand our capabilities to help know, triage, remediate, and understand your cloud native architectures with a state-of-art cloud native observability platform. 

You can now install and use Chronosphere as your cloud native observability platform on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) directly from the Google Marketplace.

Earlier this year Chronosphere presented a cool look at a new distributed tracing feature in the product, with detailed looks at what both novice and advanced users can do with it. We’ve also got a bit of breaking news, so keep this under your hat for now, but there will be more new tracing capabilities being announced soon. Stay tuned!

Understanding cardinality over time was a great introduction article to a new feature providing a way to get an approximate cardinality for an arbitrary set of time series at any point in time.

We’ve been hearing from organizations around the world that alerts are on the rise, and engineers are experiencing burnout and alert fatigue. To help with this problem we’ve added new alert history features. See how they work in this article

Events

This last year we have all seen the events calendar pick up with a few more on-site events to go along with the almost normal virtual events. Chronosphere was active across the globe and you can find the content from all these listed below on our events page:

As for the upcoming year end events, Chronosphere would love for you to come meet us at KubeCon NA 2022.

There have been many webinars by Chronosphere where we continue to provide insights, education, and learnings from the cloud native observability world. Here are a few top picks from the last year:

All in all it’s been a very productive, exciting, and energizing time as we’ve grown, shared, and helped you gain the upper hand with the complex world of cloud native observability.  

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